Yeah, I finished up the series last night myself. It didn't improve in the end run over the "meh" level, but it didn't screw up the finale at least - which I was worried, because the series creator who wrote the dreadful pilot was given credit there as well. Which is kinda the inverse of what I tend to see more with flawed shows, where the initial setup is promising, and then the arc completely comes unglued in the end run. The Earth-side plot remains boring and predictable all the way until the end - although it's at least clear in the last episode why they kept on checking back in at Earth and didn't just focus on the POV from the ship. I do sort of agree the show was looking for "woke points" to some extent, between casting a genderfluid/trans actor, depicting a poly relationship, etc. Though frankly the smartest and most thoughtful writing in the entire series was around William the AI. In a lot of ways he acted too human (like it was never explained why he couldn't be in two places at once) but the show at least made a cursory attempt to investigate issues like self awareness, free will, what makes someone human, etc - which was frankly more than I expected it to do.